Grenada Middle School was honored as the recipient of the 2005 School District Program Award by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education. This outstanding arts education program was recognized at the annual MAAE Arts Education Awards Presentation at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi. A reception to honor the Awards recipients was held at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs.
Representing GMS at the awards ceremony were, l to r, Principal Dr. Carole White, Walls Artist Robin Whitfield, and Project Coordinator Gail Daigneault. The Grenada Middle School has developed an innovative new teaching strategy using the arts-an idea to use the walls of a building facility to teach the student. As a result of this concept, the arts partnership between business, artists, school district parent groups, and the Mississippi Arts Commission has created Grenada Middle School’s “Walls that Teach” learning environment.